Originally Posted by outdoorsman37
Any idea how to replace the light bulb at the masthead without having to take the mast down? pull up to a bridge or something? My mast won't support me climbing up it.
Why won't the mast support you? Do you have a smaller person available?
How tall is the mast?
The bridge idea is all that I can think of that would be relatively easy.
I have seen smaller boats winched over from the main halyard
such that the mast top would be in reach. This has been a boat in a floating dock
at low tide. The boat is placed where the masthead would be in reach of the fixed dock
(which is much higher relative to the floating part of the dock) and then the boat is winched over to an extreme angle using a turning block or two and the boats winch
Hard to describe, not extremely difficult to do.